The the weather turns and our evenings get chilly, it is time to enjoy hot masala chai with fried snacks and spicy gossip with friends! Which masala do you use to make your chai? You will find at least 5 different kinds of chai masala if you browse through the shelves of any supermarket. But which one works the best for you? The truth is your perfect masala is probably not available in any store. This is because we are all unique and we have unique tastes. Ginger works for some people and others hate it. Cinnamon may be a favorite with someone and total no for someone else. So when a few different spices are mixed to make chai masala, it is very likely that you may not love each of the elements in there.
To make your perfect blend of chai masala, pick your favorite masala ingredients from this list.
- Cardamom (small and large)
- Dried Ginger
- Dried Tulsi leaves
- Cinnamon sticks
- Black Peppercorns
- Star Anise
Once you have picked your favorite ingredients, mix them in equal amounts and grind in a grinder. Store the masala in a cool dark place in an air tight container. Avoid making a large batch so that you can enjoy while the masala is still flavorful, and also so that you can try a variation after a few weeks!